Available Dogs

Adopting a German Shepherd Dog is a serious commitment of up to 10-15 years. We're looking to find our dogs forever homes so their lives won't be disrupted again.

In general, we don't know the background or medical history of dogs we bring into our program, nor can we guarantee their temperaments, behaviors, or health. We base the information on each dog on observations made while the dog is in a foster home in our program.

Since not all homes are the same, dogs may display different behaviors after being adopted than what we've observed. Similarly, just because a dog has lived with or tested tolerant of cats or small dogs, does NOT mean it will automatically be tolerant of cats or small dogs in a new home. It may take time and supervision while the animals adjust.

All of our dogs are spayed or neutered as required of all California shelters and rescues by the California Food & Agriculture Code Section 30503. They are also current on all vaccines and microchipped.

Not all dogs will be at all adoption events. We don't reserve dogs for adoption by telehone or email. You MUST first submit an adoption application.

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Ready for Adoption

  • Randell
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    Randell

    Male 10.8 months Level 2.0

    Randell is a sweet, shy pup that is recovering from a broken leg and adjusting to foster life. He arrived at the Oakland Shelter towards the end of January. He was limbing on his back right foot. X-rays revealed a couple of broken bones in the foot. The OAS team... More

    Added February 08, 2019
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    Kinleigh

    Female 13.2 months Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Kinleigh is approximately about 1 1/2 years.  She was surrendered along with her sister Beyla.  We are still getting to know her, so more to come soon.   More

    Added August 13, 2019
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    Beyla

    Female 2.1 years Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Beyla was an owner surrender to the shelter. It was said that she and her sister kept trying to escape. We have not observed these traits, but it looks like her sister has had some litters, so most likely they were just unwanted and surrendered. She is currently in foster... More

    Added August 13, 2019
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    Abner

    Male 19.2 months Level 2.5

    See me at the next Adoption Day!

    Abner is our newest boy that may not be totally German Shepherd!! However, he is super sweet, wants to give lots of love and needed a second chance at a forever home. Abner is a big boy with very little life experience. We think he was probably a backyard dog... More

    Added July 31, 2019
  • Chase Elliott
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    Chase Elliott

    Male 13.2 months Level 2.5

    Chase Elliott and his brother came to us from Sonoma hence they are known as our racing boys, not only because where they came from, but they love to chase each other around the yard. Both of them were brought to the shelter with a severe case of demodex (skin... More

    Added June 14, 2019
  • Erik Jones
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    Erik Jones

    Male 13.2 months Level 2.5

    Erik Jones and his brother came to us from Sonoma hence they are known as our racing boys, not only because where they came from, but they love to chase each other around the yard. Both of them were brought to the shelter with a severe case of demodex (skin... More

    Added June 14, 2019
  • Kaia
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    Kaia

    Female 5.9 years Level 2.0

    Kaia is a beautiful sable female, with an old soul. She is about 6 1/2 years old. She is a large girl weighing in at about 96 pounds. She has a broken ear that the vet feels happened at birth, but that does not matter because she is still beautiful. More

    Added May 03, 2019
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    Maddie '19

    Female 4 years Level 3.0

    "I'm ready for a forever home (since it appears my foster brother Oskar won't be leaving anytime soon)" Maddie would love nothing more than to find someone who can be her one and only lifetime companion. She looks forward to taking long walks and although she enjoys going on runs with... More

    Added March 25, 2019
  • Nina
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    Nina

    Female 2.1 years

    Nina is a nice petite, sable girl. She was eager to meet us and came willing out of her kennel at the Stockton Shelter. She was happy to run around and get the wiggles out. We found out she loves to play ball, brings it back and drops it awaiting... More

    Added August 17, 2019

Available Soon

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    TJ

    Male 2.1 years Level 2.5

    TJ is a handsome, nice size boy with a charming personality. TJ arrived at the Stockton Shelter via an emergency vet where he was treated for a broken front left leg. Currently his leg is in a cast and several more cast changes are needed until his leg is fully... More

    Added August 17, 2019

Adoption Pending

  • Nukka
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    Nukka

    Female 7.2 months Level 2.5

    When you meet Nukka the first thing you notice is her mezmerzing eyes, which complements her gorgeous sable coloring. At first meeting she will size you up, which will last a nano second and then it is all over. She will not leave you alone, just like a bratty little... More

    Added July 31, 2019
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    Alpha

    Male 8.4 months Level 2.5

    Alpha was found by a Good Samaritan who saw him and his brother running in the street. She knew she had to help so she turned her car around and was able to get both dogs to safety. She contacted her local Animal Shelter filled out all the appropriate found... More

    Added July 20, 2019
  • Joey
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    Joey

    Male 12 months Level 2.5

    Special needs (Health)

    Joey is a young, active, playful shepherd who loves his walks and just hanging out with his people. He is a very striking boy with a gorgeous plush dark coat and deep dark eyes that draw plenty of attention on walks. He especially loves a good game of fetch and... More

    Added July 09, 2019
  • Robo
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    Robo

    Male 12.2 years Level 2.5

    Senior

    Robo was brought to San Francisco Animal Control as an owner surrender. The owner lost his home and wasn't allowed to keep Robo with him at his new place, so he had been living with Robo in the car, so they could be together. When he realized that Robo needed... More

    Added June 29, 2019
  • Tug McGraw - Gunnar McGraw
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    Tug McGraw - Gunnar McGraw

    Male 7.2 months Level 2.5

    Tug is our chunky boy from the litter of Kit Keller. He is solid black like his mom and weighs just as about as much. Not really but he does weigh a solid 27 lbs at this time and his brothers are barely 19 lbs. He is a go getter. More

    Added May 17, 2019
  • Ty Cobb
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    Ty Cobb

    Male 7.2 months Level 2.5

    Ty Cobb is one of the three baseball boys we brought in. He was on the shyer side, but has been warming up nicely. He is now becoming the first one outside and the first one back in. He likes playing with toys and sometimes more focused on that and... More

    Added May 10, 2019
  • Nolan Ryan
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    Nolan Ryan

    Male 7.2 months Level 2.5

    Nolan is one of three pups we pulled from Stanislaus Animal Shelter along with his Mom Kit Keller. He is mainly black except for some white on his chest. His ears are not quite up all the way. We do not know his dad, but his mom is a beautiful... More

    Added May 10, 2019
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    Penny

    Female 21.6 months Level 2.5

    "A Penny for your thought?" Well how about this Penny our beautiful young girl. She is a happy loving dog that will give you lots of kisses. She is a medium size Shepherd. She is new to us and we are still learning about her. She loves people and does... More

    Added May 10, 2019
  • Rascal
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    Rascal

    Male 13.2 months Level 2.5

    This boy is amazing. Rascal's a tall, strikingly handsome German Shepherd with a super sweet demeanor. At the moment he's being fostered on a mini-farm, home to chickens, a cow, a horse, goats, cats, ducks, a big dog, and three Chihuahuas. And Rascal is freinds with all of them. Eager... More

    Added December 16, 2018
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    Chocolate Chip

    Male 13.2 months Level 2.0

    Video 7.6.2019: https://youtu.be/OZCBkODgo-w Chocolate Chip is a love bug - a loyal, confident, even-tempered buddy for some lucky family. A handsome, muscular, athletic dark sable, Chip's playful, friendly with dogs (even little guys) and kids. He is a stable boy, ready and eager to join his forever family. Currently, Chip lives... More

    Added December 05, 2018
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    Lachlan/"Zoey"

    Female 3.8 years

    Lachlan is a very sweet girl from Stanislaus Shelter, where she was found as a stray. It's apparent that she has been used multiple times for breeding. She came to us with a skin infection, bad teeth from chewing her skin, and rough skin on her elbows. After she spent... More

    Added May 10, 2019
  • Esther
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    Esther

    Female 2.9 years

    Meet sweet Esther, (approx. 2-3 years old) one of the newest members of the GSGSR pack. ⠀⠀She is undergoing treatment for Demodex but will be on the mend very soon and available for adoption! ⠀⠀In the meantime she is having a ton of fun living the good rescued life at... More

    Added April 21, 2019